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Buccaneers owner Glazer suffered stroke

TAMPA, Fla. (April 24, 2006) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United owner Malcolm Glazer was released from a hospital eight days after the reclusive Palm Beach businessman suffered a stroke.

Glazer, 77, has impaired speech and mobility in his right arm and leg, one of his sons said in a statement released by the Bucs.

"My father's spirits are high and doctors expect his condition to improve with rehabilitation," Joel Glazer said, adding the stroke occurred April 16 and that the elder Glazer had been hospitalized at Cleveland Clinic.

There are two Cleveland Clinics in Florida, but it was not clear which one Glazer was taken to.

Glazer purchased the Bucs in 1995 for $192 million, then a record for an NFL franchise. In 2005, he gained control of Manchester United with a $1.47 billion takeover sharply opposed by fans of the soccer team.

The Associated Press News Service

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